May 20, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania brought hacking charges against the Chinese nationals in a case of cyber espionage. The indictment alleges that the defendants were involved in computer hacking, economic espionage and ...[read more]
February 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Philippines Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Act), which penalizes libel online, is constitutional, despite a number of petitions challenging the law on the grounds that it unjustly limits citizens' rights including free speech. The Act combats various online ...[read more]
October 28, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The US Attorney for the District of New Jersey filled charges Monday against a UK national for allegedly hacking into thousands of computer systems operated by the US government. The accused, Lauri Love and three unnamed co-conspirators are accused of infiltrating the computer systems of numerous ...[read more]
September 25, 2013
by Max Slater
An appellate court in Sweden reduced the prison sentence of Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), for hacking into a company that manages data for the Swedish government. Warg was originally sentenced to two years in prison in June for hacking and ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 17, 2011, the former executive of News International (NI) and editor of the newspaper News of the World, Rebekah Brooks, was arrested by UK police for charges related to a phone hacking scandal. US Attorney General Eric Holder opened an investigation a week prior into whether journalists ...[read more]
June 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Nacka District Court on Thursday convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), of hacking and fraud and sentenced him to two years in prison. Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking into a company that handles sensitive information for Sweden' ...[read more]
December 14, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced Friday that accused computer hacker Gary McKinnon will not face charges in England and Wales. McKinnon is accused of hacking into NASA, Department of Defense, Air Force, Army and Navy computers in violation of US computer laws but claims he was trying ...[read more]
July 17, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 17, 2011, the former executive of News International (NI) and editor of the newspaper News of the World, Rebekah Brooks, was arrested by UK police for charges related to a phone hacking scandal. US Attorney General Eric Holder opened an investigation a week prior into whether journalists ...[read more]
February 5, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
On February 5, 2010, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled that police in Germany were not permitted to secretly access computer and Internet data stored on criminal suspects' computers without proper authorization. The Court held that police hacking is illegal because no legal framework ...[read more]
July 28, 2011
by Julia Zebley
UK Lord Justice Brian Leveson, head of an investigative panel into the recent media phone hacking scandal, said at a press conference Thursday that the panel will investigate the overall "culture, practices and ethics of the press." Prime Minister David Cameron announced earlier this month the ...[read more]

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